Thursday, May 07, 2009

Monster Employment Index Rises 2 Points in April

April 2009 Index Highlights:

Index rises by two points reflecting slight seasonal increase in online job opportunities

• Year-over-year, the Index is now down 31 percent, indicating no major change in the annual pace of decline between March and April

• Accommodation/ food services and arts/entertainment industries witness gains suggesting increased demand for workers in the leisure and hospitality sector

• Online offerings for occupations in business and financial operations rise suggesting stabilization in the banking and broader financial services industry

• Online job opportunities rise in eight out of nine regions and 19 of the 28 major metro markets in April

Summary Overview

The Monster Employment Index rose slightly in April, adding two points, as several industries, occupations, and regions registered increased online job availability. Yearover-year, however, the Index was down 31 percent. The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of U.S. online job demand based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of corporate career Web sites and job boards, including Monster.


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